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Functioning of the Multinational Corporation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080250878, 9781483189406

Functioning of the Multinational Corporation

1st Edition

A Global Comparative Study

Editor: Anant R. Negandhi
eBook ISBN: 9781483189406
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 304
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Functioning of the Multinational Corporation: A Global Comparative Study is a collection of papers that discusses the roles played my multinational corporation in addressing societal problems. The title outlines and analyzes the issues and conflicts between multinational corporations and states. The text first covers the concept of multinational corporations. Next, the selection tackles global issues, such as economic independence, socio-cultural impact of transnational enterprises, and transfer-pricing problems. The text also deals with strategies, policy making, and organizational adaptability of multinational corporations. In the last part, the title analyzes the individuals who manage multinational corporations in terms of their backgrounds, education, training, and outlook. The book will be of great interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and behavioral scientists.

Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1 Multinational Corporations: Issues, Context, and Strategies

Part II: Multinationals and Global-Level Issues

Chapter 2 From Political to Economic Independence: The Historical Context of the New International Economic Order

Chapter 3 Economics Falls Short: The Need for Studies on the Social and Cultural Impact of Transnational Enterprises

Chapter 4 Transfer-pricing Problems and the Multinational Corporations

Part III: Strategies, Policy Making, and Organizational Adaptability of Multinational Corporations

Chapter 5 Strategic Management of Diversified Multinational Corporations

Chapter 6 Multinationals in Industrially Developed Countries: A Comparative Study of American, German, and Japanese Multinationals

Chapter 7 Adaptability of American, European, and Japanese Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries

Chapter 8 Multinationals and the Communist World: A Comparative Study of American, European, and Japanese Multinationals in Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R.

Chapter 9 A Model of Market Opportunity Expropriation in State-controlled Economies: A Case of the Shipping Industry

Part IV: Managers of Multinational Corporations

Chapter 10 The Man who Manages Multinationals: A Comparative Study of the Profiles, Backgrounds, and Attitudes of Chief Executives of American, European, and Japanese MNCs

Chapter 11 Living in a Dual World: A Comparative Study of Japanese Expatriates and Australian Local Managers

Chapter 12 Japanese Managers and Management in the Western World: A Canadian Experience

Chapter 13 Unresolved Issues: Agenda for Research


Name Index

Subject Index

About the Contributors


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Anant R. Negandhi

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